Pelosi Suggests Banning Unvaccinated Republicans from House, Then Flouts Own Policy
House Speaker accused of hypocrisy after video
Pelosi's remarks came in response to the mask rebellion by some House Republicans who said they would follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance instead of her rules.
“We have to wait for them to be vaccinated because they are selfishly [an] endangerment to other people, including staff people here,” Pelosi said.
“An honor system as to whether somebody’s been vaccinated? Do you want them breathing in your face on the strength of their honor?”
“We could come to a place where we say, ‘If you don’t want to wear a mask and you don’t want to—if you’re not vaccinated, don’t even come to the floor."
"We have facilities up above in the gallery where people can come to vote,” she added.
But just a day later, Pelosi was caught on video standing in a crowded White House room maskless and chatting with others.
Maskless hugs and handshakes are back in at the White House. pic.twitter.com/KWtgZ68r4v— The Recount (@therecount) May 20, 2021
The video shows Pelosi hugging and talking to other maskless lawmakers, Newsweek reported.
The House Speaker was then accused of hypocrisy for flouting her own rules just a day after Republicans were fined $500 each for refusing to comply with a mask mandate.
Former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany blasted Pelosi on Twitter for perceived “hypocrisy.”
“Just watched a video of Nancy Pelosi not wearing a mask in a crowded room despite fining her GOP colleagues for following the science & no longer wearing the mask!”
Just watched a video of Nancy Pelosi not wearing a mask in a crowded room despite fining her GOP colleagues for following the science & no longer wearing the mask!— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) May 20, 2021
FLASHBACK: Nancy is no stranger to hypocrisy ⬇️
Earlier this week, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia took a photo that showed Massie and Republican Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois and Ralph Norman of South Carolina unmasked and near enough to crowd into a selfie.“
#FreeYourFace. Masks are oppressive and nothing but a political tool. End the oppression!” she wrote.
Rep. Greene later appeared in a photo with seven other lawmakers outside the Capitol building, saying she was “proud to join these Patriots for a peaceful protest on the House floor against mask mandates! #FreeYourFace.”